JM: How often could you receive visitors? Drew: Once a week was visitation thru plexi -glass windows
with telephone on either end in the visitation areas Matt: You were allowed one visitor a week, and that is
all that I recieved. One visitor over the
television screen, not in person.
JM: Was the check-in process lengthy for those who came to see you? Drew: Yes they have to have valid I.D. wait in line and
undergo warrant check so as not to allow fugitives
to visit current inmates interesting. Matt: It depended if there was a lot of people there to
visit, and it also depended on the hour. Also my
visitor had to go back and change clothes because
she was in a tank top, even though the television
monitor only showed her head.
JM: What was the visiting environment like? Drew: The visiting area was loud and rather
incapacitating. My family thought it to be a
tedious process and rather demoralizing. I was
not very fond of how easy it was to communicate
and hear my family thru the visiting telephones.
Now it's even worse it's video visitation except
for inmate workers. Matt: Loud, noisy. It was hard for my visitor to pay
attention because of the noise on her end, and
there were lots of distractions on my end too. Its
hard to maintain a conversation over video screens
when both ends of the parties have distractions,
like crying babies or cursing inmates.